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I used to spend money on:
- Toilet Bowl Cleaner - $2.99
- Glass Cleaner - $3.39
- Antibacterial Surface Cleaner - $2.99
- Bathroom Spray Cleaner - $2.99
- Shower & Tile Spray Cleaner - $3.99
- Laundry Detergent - $12.99 (53 oz/66 uses)
- Bounce Dryer Sheets - $9.39 (200 ct.)
- Air Freshener/Room Spray - $2.99
Cleaning Products Total: $46.45 (tax incl.)
Paper & Single Use Products:
- Qtips - $2.99 (500 ct.)
- Cotton Balls $2.24 (200 ct.)
- Paper Napkins - $4.19 (500 ct.)
- Kitchen Sponges - $5.89 (6 ct.)
Single Use Total: $16.80 (tax incl.)
- Shampoo $19.99
- Conditioner $19.99
- Nighttime Face Lotion - $14.99
- Bath Gel - $13.99
- Shave Gel - $2.64
- Body Lotion - $15.99
- Aveda Damage Remedy Hair Balm - $24
- Thermal Protectant Hair Cream - $25
- Clearasil Face Wash - $7.79
- Apricot Face Scrub - $3.04
Beauty Total: $161.79 (incl. tax)
Total for all: $225. Let's assume I have to buy these things 3 times a year.
That's $675 per year.
I've replaced the cleaning supplies with a gallon of white vinegar ($3), washing soda ($4), and Sal Suds ($14), the single use items with napkins, rags and rounds made from old shirts (free!), the beauty supplies with a bar of shampoo/body soap ($8), and a bottle of jojoba oil ($7).
Cost for all of that: $36. Assuming I have to buy all that 4 times a year, that's $144 per year.
Cash savings per year: $531
Total time savings from only using a few products. Immeasurable.
Total health savings from not having to smear so many chemicals in and around my house, priceless.